Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Whoo are you- Christmas Edition

Hurry up and go to Night Owl Crafting to get your questions, then visit everyone's links and leave a comment! Some of us depend on the comments to make our week go more smoothly. What?  That's just me? Oh well, then....
1. Do you like to listen to Christmas music?
Yes, though today listening to my kids sing "I'm gettin nothin for Christmas" makes me wonder if they have gotten any ideas....
2. Are you one of those people who get all their shopping done early,
or do you do most of it in December?
Little bit of both. I try to do most of it in October, but love getting the big stuff Black Friday.
3. Do you set a budget on how much you spend on each person?
Not a strict one.Santa averages $30 per kid.
4. Do you send out Christmas cards?
5. Do you enjoy this holiday season or does it stress you out?
This year, both. I love Christmas, but I am SO sick with this pregnancy!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Crochet Away!!

Alright, folks! I'm DOING something today!! Granted it's not housework or getting Christmas stuff done, but it's SOMEthing!!! I'm going to put Biggest Loser on Hulu and work on my Flag Afghan today!!

Did any of you crochet any Christmas Gifts? I'd LOVE to see them!!! Please share links in the comments, I wanna see!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bored and Unfocused

So I've been sitting here in bed since Friday and I am SOOOOO bored. Not that I don't have things I could do. Here are the things I SHOULD be doing:

1. Finishing my mom and dad's Christmas present (digital)
2. Working on my BIG project I was hoping to have done by the end of the year (hahahaha)
3. My 4th of July afghan
4. Disicrap Kits
5. Digiscrap Challenges

But none of that seems very compelling at the moment. Why can't I focus?!?!!?

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Ok, so here's how it stands. Most of you know that we recently found out that we're expecting our 4th child. We've been really excited about, but yesterday, when coming home from Black Friday, I noticed that I was bleeding. I freaked out. But I'm thinking now it must have just been me over-doing it. I stayed in bed all day yesterday and the bleeding stopped. Today, I'll be MOSTLY down, but I need to get up a bit to see how I'm doing- if that makes any sense at all. Thank you for your prayers, concern, comment, and phone call. I appreciate things like that more than you'll ever know!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Dear Friends

Please keep me in your prayers. I'll update you when I know what's going on. Thank you.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Neighbor Gifts

Ok, all! I *think* I know what I'm doing for my neigbhor gifts. It's not going to cost me anything and it's CRAZY cute. I can't post it here, though, because it would spoil the surprise for some of the recepients!

So I want to know what awesome (and cheap) neighbor gift ideas YOU have seen!!!

Here are a few I'm diggin:
1. Handmade Ornaments
2. Homemade Candy (ESP truffles or caramel/chocolate dipped pretzels. OH YEAH!)
3. If you're a good cook, how about all your most requested recipes? Or a mix set of seasonings you use?
4. Flavored Salt- saw this once online somewhere and kinda fell in love with the idea
5. Mixes are alway fun! You know, hot chocolate in a jar, that type of mix.
6. Garland!!! Chains if you have little kids that want to help or cute felt ones. Think how cute a row of Holly leaves would be?!?!
7. A set of cloth napkins with rings. Think of the possibilities! You can get napkins from the dollar store or make your own. And the rings could be anything from sewn, to metal, to pipe cleaners!!
8. Personalized Note Cards and envelopes. This can be done digitally or in classic scrapbooking fashion. Tricia-Rennea has some stunning ways to get you started! Click her button on the left!!
9.Magnets. To be honest with you, I hope EVERY year for magnets!!!! There are so many ways to make 'em unique! Glass Marbles, Bottlecaps, clippies, sky's the limit!
10. Coasters!! I love them, but I'll never make them for myself!!!

So, what are YOU doing?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Whoo are you- Thanksgiving Edition

Hey all! You know the drill, but in case you're new, visit Night Owl Crafting and pick up the questions. Take said questions back to your blog, answer them, then link back up at N.O.C. THEN, check out the other links and comment on as many as you can.

1. Name 5 things you are grateful for!
1. A husband who works hard, drives in bad weather, and becomes almost a man slave while I feel pukey during pregnancy.
2. My kids and their willingness to help each other
3. the Gospel. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. How grateful I am to belong to a church that invites any and all to find answers for themselves, to build personal relationships with Heavenly Father, and to be the best person they can be.... I'll never be able to put into words.
4. The internet. To be able to find info in a jiffy means way more to me than you know, lol!!
5. Running water: toilets, showers, dishwashers.... need I say more?
2. What is you favorite dish at Thanksgiving dinner?
Um, ask me when I'm not feeling pukey at the thought of Thanksgiving dinner. LOL. Just kidding. Do love the rolls, though. Among everything else!
3. Do you have any family traditions for Thanksgiving?
Simply that we go around the table and way what we're grateful for. And apparently, the WAY you prepare the sweet potatoes is also a big deal. I'm not allowed to take sweet potatoes anymore since I don't prepare them the way my mom does.
4. Are you staying home or traveling for Thanksgiving?
We're having it at my house this year. Which I have mucho mixed emotions about. One the one hand YAY for not traveling. On the other. I will have the different smells in my house all day. A bit nervous about that....
5. What else do you do on Thanksgiving day besides eat?
Chill. Football is often on in the background, but nobody really cares. And there is always a nap. :D

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Challenges and Facebook

Craft With Me finally has a Facebook page!! With it comes a contest! When I get 50 people who like my page? I'll give out a prize!!!

Now I want your opinion on what KIND of a prize it should be. Should it be a handmade item? A digital item? Or something entirely different? What do you think?

Also, I'm wanting to start doing Challenges!! I'm thinking one a month. I want to broaden my horizons and do lots of different crafty stuff. Crocheting, painting, sewing, etc. But this time around.... I really want to do it WITH people. It's no fun to do challenges by myself. Trust me, been there done that. So who's with me? Craft-a-longs? Eh?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tricia's Christmas

I have not been THIS excited to present a kit in a LONG time!! I've called this kit Tricia's Christmas because the highlight is the amazing illustrations done by Tricia-Rennea. She and I have teamed up to bring you this fantastic Christmas Kit. I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but they are perfect for Christmas Cards!!

Images are Linked to Download
Not pictured is a freebie. A Christmas Card Template. All you do is pop a 4x6 pic in the file and send it to be printed!

Enjoy, and remember to leave some love! The more comments, the more kits! :D

Monday, November 15, 2010

Night Owl Crafting- Whoo are you?

This is the first time I"ve participated in Whoo Are You Tuesdays since coming back to Blogger!! For those who met me here, this is how it works. First you head over to NIGHT OWL CRAFTING where you get 5 questions each week. You then copy the questions and answer them in your blog. Once you've answered them, you link up on N.O.C. I'll be getting a cute linky button thingamajig once Michelle helps me out in fixing my blog problems, lol.

Here are this week's questions!!

1. Do you ever burp out loud in private or public?
Yes! And I'm mighty proud of a decent burp, lol!!
2. How often do you get sick each year?
Go to the Dr sick? Once or twice. Colds and flue and crap that put me out, 3 or 4.
3. Would you rather paint a room in your house yourself, or have someone else do it for you? 
Well, I'd be all willing to paint, but I honestly suck at wall-painting. Truly and completely.
4. If you get 30 minutes to yourself, what do you do?
Depends on what time. Normally, I'd play, craft, or watch my choice of show. I have just discovered that I am expecting Baby #4, however, so now all I do is sleep!
5. Do you allow people to wear shoes in your house?
Of course! My house is a comfort zone! No stinginess or uptightness allowed! If you want to wear your shoes, feel free. If you don't want to, then by all means kick 'em off!

So, after reading a few of your other posts, I am a little bit embarrased. I think a lot of you would think I was crude and sloppy. Huh.... Anyway, now I will distract you with a cute picture of my kids. Ready? Go!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thank you!!

Just wanted to thank Maurine Stettler or Let Me Scrapbook Designs for linking me up! As soon as I get stuff figured out, like where all my posts went, you'll be seeing her amazing work!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Eeee! I'm so excited!!

Ok, there are a few things I need to figure out how to do. Then, after that, I have some CRAZY fun things planned! I've teamed up with Tricia-Rennea, so you KNOW that what's coming up is going to be fantastically good!!!! Want a sneak peek?

So..... are you excited? The more comments I get, the faster it'll be ready!!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Welcome Gifts

Hey all!! Thanks for coming to see my new blog! I have some gifts for you, but I have a condition. I've recently discovered that I have a few complexes and I need some validation in the things I do. So I have here two kits for you. FULL kits! I'm pretty proud of them, and I was thinking about an entire collection inspired by My Little Pony, but I need to know what you're thinking.

So, enjoy the downloads, but please leave some love, then once you've opened the files, let me know what you like, what you don't like, etc. And remember, if you use any of my kits, you will MORE than make my day by letting me see what you use it for!!

The first kit is called "Dash of the Rainbow"  IMAGE is LINKED

and also this one, called "Pretty Sweet." Image is Linked

Let me know what you think!!

Back in the Groove

Ok, I need help!! I want to add some sidebar things, but I do not see ANYWHERE on any tab or link where I can put gadgets or widgets or anything that has to do with sidebars!! Help! Please?

Also, I'm putting a few freebies together to celebrate returning back to this blog! Please, follow me! And tell your friends. There will be some crazy awesome things happening here in the next little while!

What a fun giveaway!!

K, my cute friend Amy is having a fun givaway on her blog where you can get General Mills Cereal and FOUR Movie Cash Certificates. I really hope I win. You know how fun it would be to take the kids to a movie?!?!

Anyway, check it out:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cute New Page

Isn't this so cute?! I haven't digiscrapped in like, a month!! My niece, Annie is here and we were looking through some pics and I just HAD to do this page. Love Stuff To Scrap and their awesome challenges!!

Monday, November 1, 2010


I know what I'm making Vaughn for Christmas!!! Each of my kids are getting a Santa gift and a handmade gift (or mostly handmade) from Mommy & Daddy. I mean, there are other gifts, too, like games 'n stuff, movies, etc for them together, but now I FINALLY know Vaughn's. I'm making him a puppet theater for the doorway and puppets. Check out these links:


SOOO hoping to do a bunch of sock puppets, wouldn't that be fun?!?!


Fun, huh?!?!